Spanish Congress says NO to Catalan independence vote

Spanish Congress says NO to Catalan independence vote

The Spanish Congress voted on Thursday to reject the Catalan regional government's request to allow an independence referendum, planned for October 1st.Members of the major People’s Party (PP), Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE) and Ciudadanos had indicated on Wednesday already that they were against the referendum.Seventy-one percent ultimately voted against the Catalan government’s motion,....

Spanish banks ordered to reimburse unfair mortgage interest

Spanish banks ordered to reimburse unfair mortgage interest

AFPThe European Court of Justice ruled  that Spanish banks must reimburse clients who had signed mortgage contracts that unfairly prevented them from benefiting from a steady drop in interest rates.Spanish banks were dealt a blow Wednesday after a European court ruled lenders must reimburse clients who signed mortgage contracts that prevented them benefiting from a steady....

Italian medieval castle on sale for the first time in 650 years

Italian medieval castle on sale for the first time in 650 years

An 80-room Italian castle owned by the same family since the fourteenth century is set to change hands for the first time in nearly 650 years.Castel Valer, located in the foothills of the Dolomites, was constructed over half a millennium from 1200-1700 and was acquired by the Spaur family in 1368. The estate, which combines architecture from the Romanesque, Gothic and....

London rejected from the 10 best European cities for investing in property

London rejected from the 10 best European cities for investing in property

Birmingham, Berlin and Hamburg are top of the property market as the capital is overtaken by cities such as Budapest and Istanbul London has slipped out of the top 10 best cities in Europe for investment prospects in property for the first time since 2012 to 15th place, thanks to high prices and a crunch on yields. Berlin and Hamburg took the top two positions in the Emerging Trends in....

London property prices are falling because of Brexit

London property prices are falling because of Brexit

The number of cuts to asking prices surged by 163 per cent in the 12 days following the referendumLondon property prices are falling following UK’s vote to leave the EU.The vote triggered a wave of discounts as nervous owners slashed their asking prices following the surprise victory of the Leave campaign.The number of cuts to asking prices surged by 163 per cent in the 12 days following....

Napoleon’s pit-stop palace up for sale

Napoleon’s pit-stop palace up for sale

Mansion where French emperor took refuge going for a bargainA SPANISH aristocrat's palace which once hosted Napoleon is on the market.For the bargain price of €350,000, you too can rest your head where the French military general once did.Five-bedroomed Castrojanillos palace in Valderas, Valencia, was a refuge for Bonaparte when he was travelling through the peninsula.The neo-classical....

Spanish GDP expands as property market recovers

Spanish GDP expands as property market recovers

Spain's GDP expanded at a rate of 0.9% in the first quarter this year, according to INE the national statistics office. Up from 0.8% in the last quarter of 2014, the data reveals an accelerating growth for the Eurozone's fourth largest economy and a year-on-year expansion of 2.6% from 2% in the previous quarter.A spokesperson from Barclays indicated that the rise in private consumption....

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